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  • It's Time for Women to Take Action for Their Health! | Qualicare

    It is very common for women to take on multiple roles in their lifetime: Housekeeper Caregiver Chauffeur Provider As a result, they can find it difficult to find time for themselves, especially when it comes to their health. However, our in-home care providers at Qualicare want to share some tips on ...
  • Is There a Healthier Way to Age? | Qualicare

    Aging is going to happen to all of us. There is nothing we can do to stop it. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean we are not in control during the aging process. Our in-home care providers at Qualicare want you to realize that when it comes to aging, you can control how you age. Therefore, get ...
  • Reduce Your Stress as You Age! | Qualicare

    Life happens, and so does stress. However, if you are not careful, stress can cause a number of health issues , including: Depression Anxiety Personality disorders Heart disease High blood pressure Abnormal heart rhythms Heart attacks Stroke Our team of in-home care professionals at Qualicare want ...
  • How to Protect Older Adults From Financial Scams | Qualicare

    It's a sad reality, but many scammers and hackers go after older adults, thinking them less able to protect their finances. That's why our in-home care providers at Qualicare want to offer some tips on how to help an older loved one stay safe from financial scams . As we age, we tend to have more ...
  • Could Your Eating Habits Use a Boost? | Qualicare

    Healthy eating is essential for people of all ages. But eating a healthy and balanced diet presents different challenges as we get older. In recognition of National Nutrition Month, our in-home care professionals at Qualicare want to give you some tips on how you can eat better for a longer, ...
  • Are You Getting the Nutrients You Need as You Age? | Qualicare

    While you were young, you probably heard often how you needed to eat your fruits and vegetables to be healthy and strong when you grew up. Well, the concept of healthy eating doesn't end just because you are older! In fact, healthy eating becomes even more important while we age. That's why our ...
  • Exercise Your Way to Better Heart Health! | Qualicare

    And the beat goes on… It doesn’t matter what your age, exercise is important for everyone, especially when trying to reduce your risk of heart disease. In recognition of Heart Month, our in-home care professionals at Qualicare want to share some insight into how to protect yourself from heart ...
  • 4 Ways to Take Care of Your Heart | Qualicare

    February is Heart Month—for good reason. Did you know that heart disease is the second leading cause of death among Canadians, second only to all types of cancer added together? The good news is, there are plenty of steps you can take to protect your heart health as you age. Our Qualicare team has a ...
  • Why Self-Care Is So Important | Qualicare

    In life, everything begins with a plan, including self-care. While most people want to be there to help loved ones, it’s also important to take care of yourself. You know the saying, “preparation is key”? This saying is definitely true when it comes to trying to add self-care into our lives. Our ...
  • Take Better Care of Yourself in 2019 | Qualicare

    Were you guilty of putting yourself on the back burner in 2018? We have all been there, especially when we’re focused on taking care of others, both personally and professionally. But you can’t give your best to others if you aren’t at your best in the first place! That’s why our team at Qualicare ...
  • Lift Your Loved One's Spirits This Holiday! | Qualicare

    Sadness, loneliness and depression are a sad reality for many older adults. As we age, we lose loved ones and leave behind parts of life we truly enjoyed. That makes things more difficult. The holiday season can make those feelings even more pronounced. That's why our team at Qualicare want to give ...
  • Spending the Most Wonderful Time of Year With Your Loved One | Qualicare

    While this time of year can be wonderful, it isn't always. Sometimes it's filled with sad memories or regrets, making it difficult to navigate. That can be especially true in older adults, who are often dealing with the losses of loved ones and feelings of loneliness or even depression. That's why ...
  • What You Need to Know About Finding a Caregiver | Qualicare

    Do you plan on being in charge of finding a caregiver for your loved one when the time comes? Our in-home care professionals at Qualicare want to give you some pointers so you'll know what to do when the time comes. Caregiving 101 Be in the know when it comes to finding a caregiver for your loved ...
  • Fun Activities for Seniors With Limited Mobility | Qualicare

    As we grow older, we often experience at least some loss of mobility. This occurs for a variety of reasons, including chronic medical conditions, diminished balance and even certain medications. However, that doesn't mean that your loved one cannot have some fun this fall. Our in-home care providers ...
  • 4 Fun Senior Activities for the Fall | Qualicare

    As the temperatures begin to drop, more time might be spent indoors. But that doesn't mean the quality time has to end. Our in-home care provider team at Qualicare wants to share some ideas for the perfect activities to do with your loved one this fall. Fill Up on Fall Fun Let's look at some ...
  • Communicating With Someone Who Has Dementia | Qualicare

    Every year, more and more Canadians are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, more than 747,000 Canadians have been diagnosed with the disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Memory loss is the most common symptom associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. However, our ...
  • The Subtle Symptoms of Dementia | Qualicare

    Can anyone really hide the fact that they are experiencing the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia? Yes, actually. Particularly in the early stages of dementia, symptoms may be so subtle they go unnoticed. That’s why our in-home care provider team at Qualicare wants to share ...
  • 3 Steps to Prevent Falls in the Home | Qualicare

    Older adults are more likely to fall for a variety of reasons, included decreased mobility and balance. Certain medications and medical conditions can also increase the risk. But our team of in-home care providers at Qualicare wants you to know that you can take steps to help prevent falls in older ...
  • Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Falls? | Qualicare

    According to the National Council on Aging , every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. And most—if not all—of these falls can be prevented. Older adults are at a higher risk of falls for a number of reasons, ranging from decreased mobility to certain medications. ...
  • 3 Ways to Help Your Loved One Stay Safe in the Summer Heat | Qualicare

    Do you and your loved ones have plans to head outdoors today? Our team at Qualicare wants to make sure you are taking the proper precautions when protecting your loved one from the heat this summer . Have a Safe, Fun Summer! Let’s take a look at ways you can have a safe and fun summer with your ...
  • Have Fun in the Summer Sun With Your Elderly Loved Ones | Qualicare

    Who wants to stay inside all day when the sun is shining bright outside? Our team at Qualicare wants to give you some ideas of summer activities you can participate in this summer with your elderly loved one in tow! Summer Fun While the heat can make it hard for older adults to stay outside all day, ...
  • Happiness & Health for Men: Understanding the Connection | Qualicare

    Happiness can sometimes seem like a fleeting thing. It's great to have around, but we also become accustomed to some unhappiness in life, too. But have you ever thought about the health benefits of being happy? There are many, including improved heart health and a strengthened immune system—and our ...
  • What You Need to Know About Men's Health | Qualicare

    Did you know that men are less likely to visit a doctor than their female counterparts? In fact, according to a recent study, men are half as likely to have gone to a doctor over a two-year period than women are. But those doctor’s visits—and taking other steps to promote good health—are vitally ...
  • Why It's Important for Women to Prioritize Health as We Age | Qualicare

    Aging seems to sometimes be a topic we dread to talk about. But why? Especially with all the new technology and research coming out every day on how to live longer, healthier lives, shouldn't we embrace growing older? Especially as women, we tend to have a negative connotation about growing older. ...
  • Ladies, Take Care of Your Health! Tips for Women's Health | Qualicare

    Did you know that each year, women provide hours of care for family members and friends—valued at more than $140 billion?! The vast majority of family caregivers are women, and while it’s important that they take care of the ones they’re responsible for, it’s also important that they take care of ...
  • Why Music Sounds So Sweet to Dementia Patients | Qualicare

    Living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia can be extremely frustrating for both your loved one and yourself. However, our team at Qualicare wants you to consider one type of therapy that could help bring relaxation to both you and your loved one diagnosed with dementia—music ...
  • How Can Music Therapy Benefit Older Adults? | Qualicare

    Music—it’s involved in many of our memories and plays an important role in our daily lives. But how can it be used to benefit our health? According to the Older Americans Act of 1992, music therapy is defined as “the use of musical or rhythmic interventions specifically selected by a music therapist ...
  • How Senior In-Home Care Options Can Help Your Loved One Start Healthy Habits | Qualicare

    While your family might be in the middle of dreaming about a white Christmas, the team at Qualicare wants you to remember that an important opportunity is fast approaching, which is the ability to start new in 2018. How will you help your loved one achieve his or her resolutions for the new year? ...
  • What Happens to the Disabled When Everyone's Disabled?

    Caregiving for the disabled at home What happens to the disabled when everyone’s disabled? Raphael Adams Qualicare Franchise Corporation Disability : ‘any reduction or lack of ability, caused by impairment, to perform an activity in a way considered normal for a human being.’ (World Health ...
  • Malnutrition in Seniors

    Elder care experts discuss malnutrition in seniors A recent study conducted by the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (a committee of the Canadian Nutrition Society) shows that a disturbingly high percentage of seniors, who are admitted to hospitals for other conditions, have some degree of ...
  • Proper Nutrition for Seniors

    Elder care professionals advise: Nutrition advice for seniors The circle of life keeps turning. When we were young, our parents pushed us to eat - often by having the spoon of cereal sail through the air land into our open mouth. But, as our parents age and we become their caregivers, we need to ...
  • Vegetable Myths Part One

    As part of our continuing series on nutrition for seniors, we present some vegetable myths and facts. When we were younger, our parents would always say “Eat your veggies! They’re good for you.” When your parents start getting older, it’s time to give them the same advice. Adding lots of vegetables ...
  • The Shocking Truth About What's in Your Skin Care Products

    Healthcare experts discuss the shocking truth about skin care products Who is looking out for our healthcare ? Certainly not the manufacturing companies, who may say such ingredients are “safe”. But the reality is that testing on the long-term and combined affect of many of these chemicals is ...
  • More Nutritional Suggestions for Seniors

    Elder care professionals discuss nutrition for seniors Seniors have different nutritional needs and since these are not readily understood by the seniors themselves, they can become malnourished. Recent studies have shown that the incidence of clinically‐defined malnutrition among seniors admitted ...
  • Information about Melanoma

    Caregivers provide information about Melanoma As caregivers , we help many people who have been diagnosed with melanoma. When you have been diagnosed with melanoma, the next step is that you will be advised what “stage” of melanoma you have. A diagnosis of melanoma is then staged by the pathologist ...
  • Once a Wheelchair, Not Always the Same Wheelchair

    Caregiving professionals discuss the technological advancement of wheelchairs Carol Cruden RPN Qualicare Franchise Corporation Most of us would never think twice about those large, awkward and seemingly hard to manoeuver wheelchairs that a percentage of our population have to use. But our caregiving ...
  • Fruit Myths NEW

    Senior care nutrition advice: myths about fruits Now that our senior care experts have busted a basketful of vegetable myths, this final entry, as part of our series on nutrition for seniors, will address some common myths about fruits. Drinking juice is just as good as eating fruit. Juice lacks ...
  • Quick Tips - Taking Care of Your Skin

    Healthcare tips to take care of your skin It is important to be aware of taking care of your skin and the following is information that provides you with this knowledge. Here are some pointers from our healthcare professionals : Protect yourself from the sun One of the most important ways to take ...
  • Being Disabled in Nunavut

    Carol Cruden, RPN Qualicare Franchise Corporation Recently I worked as a nurse in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut in the Killaiq Health Centre. It was an eye-opening experience dealing with the challenges of health care system in the Canadian North. As an example, there is the issue of wheelchairs. The ...
  • Vegetable Myths - Part Two

    Senior care experts bust vegetable myths As part of our continuing series on nutrition for seniors, our senior care experts present some more vegetable myths and facts. The more colourful a vegetable is, the healthier it is Check out our Homecare Library entry on Apples, Pears, Bananas and Strokes ...